Since the beginning of time, small business has played an important role in all societies and cultures. It has been a vital part of community as craftsmen, laborers, manufacturers, buyers and sellers exchange wares and talents. From ancient times to modern times, people have lived their lives centered around crafting something of value to use at home and to sell outside of their home. Economies have been perpetuated as they centered around commercial activities and commerce. From ancient Greece and Ethiopia, to ancient India, the ingenuity of humans beings and their ability to design, craft, manufacturer and harvest, have kept countries and kingdoms with food on the table. This has allowed cities, nations and kingdoms to prosper. Economic entrepreneurship has a history of success in every area of the world. It has sustained families, cities and nations as it has created employment opportunities and economic growth.
Rich Brott is the author of several books on personal finance and business management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics and a Master of Business Administration. He has served in executive positions for several large businesses. He has functioned on the board of directors for churches, businesses, and charities and served on an advisory board for a college. Rich has been a vice-president of a national bank, division general manager of a group of newspapers, as well as a pastor and speaker. Rich is currently the director of City Christian Publishing, a local church based publishing company. He and his wife Karen, have been married for 35 years. Rich Brott resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, three children, son-in-law and granddaughter.
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